Supplemental Aid to the Blind (SAB) Manual

0405.015.00 Age

A claimant’s eligibility based on age is determined by the claimant’s living arrangement.

  1. Licensed Facilities: To be eligible for a grant based on nursing home maximums, the claimant must be age 21 or older. If the claimant does not qualify for vendor payments and the grant is based on SAB need and grant determinations, the claimant must be age 18 or older to receive a grant at a licensed Residential Care Facility I or II or a Nursing Facility.
  2. Public Institution: To be eligible for SAB while residing in a State Mental Hospital, the claimant must be age 65 or older.
  3. Other Living Arrangements: To be eligible for the SAB grant, the claimant must be age 18 or older. Acceptable living arrangements include own home, room and board situation, living with relatives, etc.